It was golf’s Boston Marathon. And it was excruciating.
First it was Scottie Scheffler who made a move, birdying four of his first six holes in Sunday’s final round at The Country Club. But Scheffler faded in his attempt to win his second major championship of the year.
Then the day became a painful and familiar rewind for Will Zalatoris, who now has three “silver medals” in majors, and six top-ten finishes in nine major starts. Z has the game. But he has no cigars. And he has become the sport’s busiest bridesmaid.
Zalatoris was inches from a playoff. It might as well have been a mile. For Will, Sunday proved not to be “someday,” as he had hoped.
So finally it was Matt Fitzpatrick who survived “Heartbreak Hill” with a gutsy finishing kick. Fitz’s pressure-packed second shot out of a fairway bunker to within 18 feet on the Open’s 72nd hole was time capsule stuff.
It was the 27-year-old Englishman’s joy and gratitude for others that we will remember. At the Marathon, Fitzpatrick went the distance.
LIV Tour Commissioner Greg Norman wants his rogue players included in the Official World Golf Rankings. They’re “rank,” all right…
Man, that was a quick trip home, Longhorns. You didn’t even have enough time to unpack and see the sights. You were cut into Omaha Steaks.
We have officially entered the NFL’s Annual “Dead Zone.” There won’t be much happening until training camps open. Unless your name is Deshaun Watson. Or Baker Mayfield.